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Get Lit Salon Series

Spirited conversation. Literary culture.

Inspired by 18th century salons, Get Lit is a night of spirited conversation and literary culture every first Thursday at Valley Bar in the Reading Room (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Salons are hosted by local writers, professors, or other members of the community, who speak for three to five minutes on a topic of their choice before opening up the conversation to the room. Guests must be 21 or older. Everyone is welcome. All salons are free. 

To learn more about Get Lit, you can view upcoming salons below or learn more about Get Lit. You can also meet this month's host or view past salons

Have something you'd like talk about? Know someone who does? Nominate yourself or someone else to host today!

This Month's Salon

Get Lit: Liberation Aesthetics with Charlotte Ballard, Holum Press
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Usually every first Thursday at Valley Bar; online during COVID-19. Get Lit.

This Month: Liberation Aesthetics with Charlotte Ballard and Holum Press

What would it look like to center liberation in our creative practice? How do we see through the mirages of capitalism? How can writing be used to untangle our environment and see systems more clearly? How can we redefine ourselves through reflection and community action? How do we mine our inner lives and resources in order to survive?


This Month's Host

Photograph of Charlotte Ballard

Charlotte Ballard is the current editor-in-chief of Oasis and a speculative fiction writer in the Phoenix community. When writing, Charlotte is just as likely to be found out in her garden or up a mountain, as she is likely to be found in front of her laptop. 

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Photograph of editors of Holum Press

Holum Press has been publishing the Oasis journal-zine quarterly since 2017. Oasis publishes and welcomes fiction, personal essays, poetry, art, music, and multimedia which focus on anticapitalism and the spirit of the desert.